The primary purpose of the Graduate Council is to act upon graduate level curricular maters that are referred to it by academic departments. The Graduate Council approves all program changes for graduate programs prior to being submitted to the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee. The Graduate Council approves all members of the graduate faculty. Other responsibilities of the Graduate Council include program planning, curricular control, student appeals, and policy-making for the Graduate College. Recommendations are made to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.